Playground set for Canungra’s DJ Smith Park

GRAND DESIGNS: Design imagery of what the playground at Canungra's DJ Smith Park could look like. Photo: Scenic Rim Regional Council
GRAND DESIGNS: Design imagery of what the playground at Canungra's DJ Smith Park could look like. Photo: Scenic Rim Regional Council

CANUNGRA’S DJ Smith Park will get a makeover when children’s play equipment is installed before Christmas this year.

A Scenic Rim Regional Council spokesperson said the forte’s unique design included a large custom tower, a tube swirl slide, two spiral slides and rock climbing structures connected by bridges.

“The main play structure will be the first design combination of its kind in Australia,” the spokesperson said.

Two single seat swings, a giant birds nest swing, crawl-through log tunnel, log steppers and rotating climbing frame would also be featured at the park.

A birds-eye view of the anticipated equipment configuration at DJ Smith park. Photo: Supplied

A birds-eye view of the anticipated equipment configuration at DJ Smith park. Photo: Supplied

The DJ Smith park upgrade was funded after council approved $1.04 million for its playground strategy, handed down in the last budget.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said the money was part of a 10-year investment program to help provide educational experiences for Scenic Rim families and visitors to the region.

“This is a budget with something for everyone - even the smallest Scenic Rim residents,” he said.

The DJ Smith park designs were released ahead of equipment installation at Beaudesert’s Jubilee Park, which is due for completion by mid-October, and after the opening of a playground at Kooralbyn’s Billabong Park in August.

Cr Christensen said anticipated growth of Scenic Rim communities, park patronage and the condition of existing equipment helped council decide where money should be spent on parks.

Co-funding for a playground at Tamborine Mountain Sports Complex on Long Road was also included in the council’s 2017-18 budget.